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Reduce Your Cost of Living THE FAIR is the reliable store that k pa up the quaiity of its merchandise no matter how low it cuts the prices. GROCERIES, MEATS AND PISH Athletic Ooodt Aatemefelle Supplies iMti and Launches Dry Qeods wImm Stationer) OsetMng fan and Tobaece fGhtnf Tackle aia and Reels mm, Raratrt iMMuan erf Qeeds and SMdiM THE FAIR SM. AAmm DMftora ft. Pkae Batesae MaiOMMsMsi Chicago Eatebllehod IS7S by I. J. Lehmann SPORT AND Notes About Men and Their Doings in the Two Great Fields of National Pastime. Baseball fans of Chicago nre to have n tempting menu set before them Sun tiny In the national pastime which will bewilder them. Here Is the pro gramme: On the North Side Mordecal Hrown of the St. Louis Feds will pitch for his team ngalust Claude Hendrlx of the Chicago Federals. On the South Side Detroit, with Ty Cobb as the magnet, will play the White Sox. Woman suffrage prospects In the Supreme court came to the front ngalu when It was learned a new point has been raised in a case in Chenoa town ship In Livingston county. Eugene Dil lon, defeated candidate for assessor of that township, has started proceedings asking that the election be set aside on the allegation that women have no right of law to vote for an olllcer whose duty It Is to levy taxes. This involves further litigation in the suf frage attack pending in the high court. George. K, Schmidt will be the next Republican nomlneo for sheriff, in the opinion of many. Officials and employes in the build ing department presented a gold watch to John Agncw, one of the inspectors in the department, upon the occasion of his eighty-second birthday. Mr. Ag now has been In the city service for sixty-two years continuously. Albert J. Flynn, Democratic com mitteeman in the Twenty-llrst ward and the Twenty-ninth senatorial dis trict, is circulating petitions ub candi date for the Democratic nomination as clerk of the Illinois Supreme Court. The McLaughlin Building Material Co. has moved to Its new olllco, 324 National Life Building, 29 South La Salle Btrcet. Tho department of health of Chi cago, through its ofllclal bulletin ac cords credit to Gov. Edward F. Dunne for his act in barring tubercular cows from the state of IIIIiioIb. Tho bul letin not only thanks the governor for this act, but asks tho legislature for aid in tho effort to conserve the pub lic health by passage of n law requir ing a careful and competent Inspection of all milch cows brought Into the state, and prohibiting their admission unless accompanied by a clean bill of ml $m '- SJ7 k - ' Sms, Lif Jk &4WBr sssssfesW jvjL. w ...jbIBibbbbbbW WILLIAM H. LYMAN, Popular Former State Senator and Well Known Contractor. i Hardware and Tools Hate and Cape Incubators and Brooders Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Nets and Seines Offices Supplies Pipes and Smokers' Articles Shirts, Collars and Cutis Sporting Ooods Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Cases Umbrellas Underwear Watches POLITICS health from accredited veterinarians. This Important matter Is made the subject of the department's education al poster for the week, In which it is stated that Illinois was the dumping ground for tuberculor cows until Gov. Dunne, In 1913, stopped the Infamous trafllc. BASEBALL HOME DATES. WHITE SOX. Comlskey Park, 35th Street and Shields Avenue. May 0, 7, 9, 10 Detroit. May 31 Cleveland. Juno 3, 4, 5 Cleveland. Juno C, 7, S, 9 Now York. Juno 10, 11, 12, 13 Washington. Juno 14, 15, 1C, 17 Philadelphia. Juno 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 Boston. Juno 24, 25, 20, 27 Detroit. Juno 28 St. Louis. Juiy 3, 4 St. Louis (two games on July 4). July 5 Clovelantl, July 25, 20, 27, 28 Now York. July 29, 30, 31 Boston. August 1 Boston. August 2, 3, 4, C Philadelphia. August 7, 8, 9, 10 Washington; August 11, 12 Cloveland. September 10, 12, 13 Detroit. September 17, 18, 19 Now York. September 20, 21, 22 Washington. September 24, 25, 20 Philadelphia. September 27, 28 Boston. October 2, 3, 4 St. Louis. FEDERAL LEAGUE. Weeghmsn Park, North Clark and Addison 8treets. May 7, 8, 9 With Brooklyn. May 10, 11, 12 With St. Louis. May 17 With Pittsburgh. May 29, 30, 31 With Indianapolis (two games May 30). Juno 8, 9, 10, 11 With Brooklyn. Juno 12, 13, 14, 15 With Baltimore. Juno 1C, 17, 18 With Pittsburgh. Juno 20, 21, 22, 23 With Buffalo. July 5, G, 7, 8 With Kansas City. July 9, 11, 12 With Indianapolis. July 13, 14, 15, 1C With St. Louis. August 2 With Pittsburgh. August 8, 9, 10, 11 With Brooklyn. August 12, 13, 15 With Pittsburgh. August 10, 18, 19, 20 With Baltl more. August 21, 22, 23 With Buffalo. Sopt. 1, 2, 3, 4 With Indianapolis. Sept. 13 With BufTalo. Sopt. 30 With St. Louis. Oct. 1, 3, 4 With St. Louis. Oct. 5, 0, 7, 8 With Kansas City. BASEBALL THE WORLD GAME American Sport May Complete Con quest of Globe Recent Contest In London Is Cited. Products of American farms and of American manufacturers aro found in every comer of the world. Is this country going to nchlcvo another con quest of tho same sort In regard to lort? Are xwo going to make our great national game universal and es tablish baseball as a permanent in stitution in every civilized nation and In some that can scarcely claim to be civilized? Tito recent triumph of baseball in England suggests tho question. Two of our best professional teams have toured the world, and their journey has been a triumphal progress. At one game in London, according to press reports, tho attendance reached the astonishing totnl of 30,000, and everywhere the crowds which havo witnessed the contests have been worked up Into a etato of excitement quite foreign to the average British throng of spectators at a sporting event. It is said that of recent years no such enthusiasm has characterized the emotions of the spectators at even the most important of tho cricket matches; and this fact, It seems, ought to convince even tho most conserva tive of Hrltons that, as a sport for the delectation of onlookers, baseball Is superior to the game which more than any other has assumed the character of the Drltish national sport. It Is gratifying to know that Ameri cans can mako better goods of vari ous sorts than any other people in the world and can sell them at a profit in foreign lands, outdoing all competitors. It will bo almost equally gratifying, perhaps, It Americans have Invented a game which Is so very much better than any other game that foreign coun tries throw their own games into tho scrap heap and adopt tho American game Instead. That would be a unique triumph for the genius of tho Ameri can people. That we may actually witness It beforo very long seems at lenst posslblo In view of tho success of baseball In England, following upon nn almost equally striking success at tained by it in Japan. Charleston News nnd Courier. HAMILTON A STAR SOUTHPAW Pitcher of St. Louis American League Club Caused Big Sensation by Going to Feds. Earl Hamilton, left-handed pitcher of the St. Louis Browns of the Ameri can league, who recently caused a big sensation In the baseball world by Jumping to tho Kansas City Federals and then hopping back to 8t. Louis again, was born In Oswego, Kan., July 19, 1S92. Ho played In his first profes sional engagement in 1909 with tho Sprlugllcld team of the Western asso ciation. Tho next season ho pitched for Joplln. In 1911 Hamilton joined Earl Hamilton. the Petersburg team, In the Virginia league. He made a great showing, llnUhlng tho season with a record of 21 games won and 10 lost. Ho was purchased by St. Louis and Joined tho Browns at tho end or tho Virginia league- season. Hamilton has mado good in fast company and Is consid ered ono of tho best southpuws in tho gamu. BENEDICTS IN THE MAJORITY Married Athletes Said to Be More Reliable Than Single Brethren Keep In Condition. Managers of lighters, baseball play ers and other athletes, as well as turfmen, recogutzu tho fact that mar ried men aro mure to bo rolled on than their single brethren, and con sequently more valuable to the man who purchases their services. Up to a fow years ago, most of tho profes sional athletes weru unmarried moil, but n glunco nt today'H list of men prominent in tho world of sport will provo that a largo majority aro mar ried. Then men who manngu or buy tho services of thi'Bo nthlotes aro In n po sition to know, and most of them say that n married man is not ho apt to keep Into hours. Nolthnr hns ho a clinnco to spend his tlinn whero there nro wine, women, otc. When a ball player or lighter Is reading tho eve ning papers In IiIh own parlor, In stead of listening to sweet music nnd gazing ut a merry crowd through a haze of cigarette Hiuoko, ho Is pretty sura to bo In good condition. Buys Many Players. Frank Farrell. owner of tho Yan kees, has expended moro than forty thousand dollars In buying players to bolster up IiIh team hIiico liiBt sum mer. Many changes havo been mado In tho line-up by Manngor Frank Chanco and It Ih conlldontly bolloved by supporters of ihe team that the Peeiless Leader has struck a win ulng combination. ejspia Jsegjgf jsssaij, ssssssssv iS 'Ul.Vr'' mi., iia.fs,.w 1 7 mN V M ,' '"J TRISTRAM SPEAKER viFIbW BBBBBBs::'4l V- '' lltrumH EHSIS3ii'"'''3BjBp?r vcw1 '' ' iiff-f.- t i Ss BeiMaMBaetMA ifci ?5WW Trls Speaker of Tristram Speaker Is thirty years old, stands five feet eleven Inches In his bIiocB and weighs a shade over 180 pounds. Ho halls from Texas, where ho began his professional base ball career eight years ago. In 1908 ho Joined tho ranks of the American league with Boston, and has played on that team ever since, bat ting (with the exception of his lint year, when ho played only 32 games) nn nverago of over .300 each year, his poorest being .309 nnd his best .383 in 1912. Ills nverago for tho flvo years of regular play Is .345. He is left-handed Joo Sugdcn, tho old catcher, Is chief scout for President Hedges of tho Browns. Jean Dubuo has been with tho De troit Tigers only a short tlmo, but he is now tho veteran of the staff. A Cleveland (O.) sporting writer, Frank Itostock of the Press, picks Washington as a possible pennant win ner this Benson. Bobby Lqwc, tho veteran Inlleldcr, who retired somo years ago, is coach of tho Washington und Jefferson univer sity bnsoball team. John llrodle Williams, the Detroit Tigers' Hawaiian, pitcher, never had a pair of shoes on his feet until he was sixteen years old. Dave Oregg, the younger brother of Veran Gregg of the Nups, has been turned bnck by Manager Birmingham once more. Ho goes to Spokane. President Thomas of tho Cubs has announced that tho Cubs and tho Philadelphia Athletics will play an ex hibition game ut Toledo on June 23. Frank Qllhooloy, for whom Presi dent Farrell of New York paid Mon treal $12,000, will bo given every chanco to show why It was a crafty speculation. John J, McCloskey, for 20 years a noted figure In the baseball world, aud several times u big leaguo mun uger, will bu one of tho Reds' scout ing corps for 1914. Jack Dunn, malinger of tho Balti more Orioles, has gathered up a last bunch of plnycrs this year and be lieves his team will outclass the Bal timore Fed outlleld. Maurice Rath and Chink Mattlck am former big leaguers playing with Kiiusiih City. Doth ex-Whlto Sox havo greatly improved and may re turn to tho big show, Dick Egaii had tho distinction of playing beforo tho king of England and tho squire of FlatbiiBh within two months. No other player In any league can lay claim to any such record. Major leaguo prices will prevail In Fedeuil leaguo ball parks this season, not only In St. Louis and Chicago, but In cities whero tho Federals com pete with American and International league toman, Scott, the Red Sox lullelder from St. I'm), has had batting marks of ,2CG, .-(17 und .'J09 lor flio past three sea sons at Youiigstouii and St. Paul, nnd huh lidded for .949, .947 and .952. Pretty oven work. Unless the sharps are all wrong, tho Superbas have u coming star In Pitcher FfelTer. The big fellow Is a ringer for Christy Mathewson, not only in build, but ulso lu the way be bundles himself In the box. AmTOtiV RECEIVES BIG SALARY iJ BBiMMaMMBiBBt- ''''' ' iiii 1 8M&4ZMAlJ&imXjittW'tfMWfr8$? Boston Americans. both In batting and throwing. He started In the Texas league with a salary of $05 a month and has just been re-engaged by tho Boston Ameri cans at what amounts to $18,500 a year on a two-year contract. Christy Mathewson gets $15,000; Ty Cobb, $12,500; Tinker, $12,000; Wag ner and Evers, $10,000 each. The highest salary paid In the old days of baseball was to John Ward, who was accredited with receiving tho then phenomenal salary of $4,000. Rusic, that star pitcher, at his best received only $3,200. Playere then considered this big money. PLAYERS ARE SUPERSTITIOUS Men In Ranks and Many Managers Have Their Little Peculiarities Dislike 8core Board. Frank Chance, manager of the Now York Yankees, is considered tho most superstitious lender In the major leagues. Tho worst thing ho can con ceive la to see the scoro board dur ing a game. If he accidentally sees tho scoro luck Is suro to change. Ho has had scoreboards In two parks moved so that ho could not sco them from his bench. Clark Griffith, manager of tho Wash ington Americans, Is said to bo tho least superstitious of tho managers, yet If ho dreams that a pitcher is bat ted hard that pitcher Is kept out of the game for a fow days. Ho says he Isn't .superstitious, but ho can't afford to tako chances. Jlmmlo Shcckard, formerly with tho Chicago Cubs, but this year man ager of tho Cleveland American as sociation team, is a believer in signs and omens. Ho always goes to bat In a certain way. Tho same holds true of his manner of walking to and from the club houso beforo and after a game. Most every ball player is supersti tious about barrels und hay. A load of empty barrels Is good luck, a load of barrels filled with anything Is un lucky, u load of looso hay Is lucky, and a load of baled hay Is unlucky. The worst luck In tho world fol lows the sight of n cross-eyed person, Manager Frank Chance. according to the ball players. How over, tlits "jinx" may bo broken by spitting in your hat Immediately. In procuring bnt boys to carry the clubs from the homo plato back to tho bench and to keep them neutly piled In or der, baseball managers as a rulo pick out the worst looking youth to bo found. Ho Is retained as long as thingH go well, but when tho tlmo arrives that tho team hits u slump another homely boy Is taken on, Demaree a 8yrlan. The latest shock Is that Al Dom aree Is a Syrian. His right naino Is said to bo L'Domnrco. Any day now, perhaps, wo may hear that Heinle Zimmerman Is nn Armenlon nnd his named should bo written .'Immer man. Sporting News. International League. The International Basoball League has been organized nnd a scheduto arranged. London, Paris, Nice and Monto Carlo are represented. The players are mostly American college men who live abroad. FINES PLASTERED ON BURKE Tigers' Coach Relates Tale of Re versed Decision In Kansas City Mllwaukeo Game. Being plastered with a flpo by nn umpire nover caused "Jimmy" Burke, the Tigers' roach, any worry. "In my years on tho baseball field I dare say I have been fined $1, 000," declared "Jimmy" tho other day. "I believe I havo been lined more than any player ever In professional ranks. I was onco handed a $100 plas ter by nn umpire In Milwaukee. "It was like thin: "I was managing the Kansas City team and we were performing before 7,000 or 8,000 persons one Fourth of July. Mike Cantlllon wae manager of the Brewers and along about the sixth inning, with the score mighty close, two Browers were on the bases when a pitched ball grazed the batsman's club and rolled to the stands. "Tho two runners came homo and I rushed In protesting. I pointed out that the ball hit the batsman nnd the umpire moved the men back. Jnat then Cbntlllon ran on to the field nnd declared that It was a wild pitch and the ball had never hit the bat. "The umpire hesitated and Cantll lon Bhouted that the people would cer tainly kill him If the two runners were not allowed to score. The umpire changed his decision and told me that the ball had struck the catcher's mitt and not the bat. "I raved, tore my hair, kicked up the sod and carried on In other ways, but to no avail. "Finally I led my team from the field nnd then there wns a riot. "Tho league ofllclalB upheld the umpire and fined me. I had to pay. And that was ono fine I didn't deserve." SKETCH OF JAMES LAVENDER Successful Spit-Ball Pitcher of Chicago Cubs, at One Time Was Slated for Montreal, James Lavender, tho successful spit ball pitcher of the Chicago Cubs, was born Just twenty-seven years ago In Montezuma, Ga., the son of well-to-do parents. Jimmy was given n good education In the public sohool of that town. At the ago of fifteen he went to tho Oordon Institute, a military academy at Barnsvllle, On. Hero Jim my was trained as a soldier, which ac counts today for his military bearing. At tho academy'Lavendcr played very little baseball, but wns strong nt foot bull. After graduation, however, Lav ender devoted himself wholly to base ball nnd beenmo so prollclcnt nt pitch ing that ho tried his luck with tho Au gusta club of tho South Atlantic league, in 190C, whero he was a team- James Lavender, mate of Nap Rucker. In 1907 ho played with tho Danvillo club of the Virginia league. Tho Athletic club bought him nnd then sold him, without trial, to the Holyoko club of tho Connecticut league. In 1908 tho Boston Natlonul club drafted him and turned him ovor to tho Providence club. Ho played with tho latter club In 1909-'10-'U, when ho was drafted by tho Chicago club. After tho 1912 training trip tho Chicago club tried to ship Lavender to Montreal without first giving Provl donco a chanco to reclaim htm a vio lation of baseball law, which compelled the national commission to concel the transfer to Montreal. The Chicago club then decided to retain tavendor a fortunate thing for them, as ho quickly developed Into a winning pitcher and, virtually single-handed, put tho Cubs Into the race that year. Umpires Must Report. The umpires of tho International leaguo will bo required to furnish de tailed reports of all games this sea son. Thoy will be supplied with n printed form to bo tilled out and mailed to tho league ofllce Immedi ately nfter cucli gamo. Hereafter, when tho playing tlmo or a gamo Is two hourt! or mora the umplro must explain In his daily report the reasons for delay. Ho must also report all troubles and disputes with players, stating fully what they say mid do. The buck of tho report shoot contains a list of rules and regulations on do portmeut for tho arbiters, tho presi dent's Interpretation of certain play ing rules und other instructions for tho guidance of tho umplro. Newark 8lgns Muthall. Tho Newark club has signed John Mulhall, a soml-pro, llrst baseman. Frank Chance offered Mulhall a con tract this spring, but the youngster was ufrald ho would bo left lu Toxiib and would not tuko a chanco with the Now Yorkurs. Ho Is twenty-threo years old, flvo feet ten Inches in height nnd Ih ii left-hand thrower and batter. Sioux City Ball Park. Changes mado lu tho Sioux City ball park aro such that It will no longer bo referred to as u pill box, with Texas leaguers going over tho fence. Stands and diamond havo boou ho shifted about that it will tako qulto a healthy wallop to put a bull ovor tho fence. Afraid of History. Jimmy Shcckard is ufrald history may repeat Itself In this his llrst year ns amanagor of tho Cloveland Amorl ran usroclntlon. Ho Buys he played with. three different teams In three different leagues tho first year ho v.rb In tl" game, and they all )lo'- up. JFm JbbhHbMbsb. BpjJlP- EAGLETS. George K. Schmidt, former alder man and former County Commis sioner, Is being urged by his many friends to become a candldnto for sheriff on the Republican ticket. Ho would certainly be a hard man to beat, as ho has always polled a big vote outside of party lines and has nlwnys won by largo majorities. John A. Cervenka has mado a good record as clerk of tho Probato court. He is popular with the peoplo and will bo renominated and re-elected. THE SANITARY DISTRICT OF CHICAGO. FURNISHING AND DELIVERING ELECTRICAL APPARATUS. TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals for furnishing and delivering electrlcnl apparatus will bo received by the Clerk of The Sanitary District of Chicago at tho offlco of snld Sanitary District, Room 700, 910 South Michigan avenue, Chicago, Illi nois, until 12:00 noon, standard time, on May 14, 1914, said proposals to bo opened publicly by tho Bdord of Trus tees of said Sanitary District at a meeting to bo held that day or at tho first meeting thereafter. Tho electrical apparatus for which tenders nre Invited consists of tho fol lowing divisions: DIVI8ION "A": Compensations with globes nnd fixtures complete. DIVISION "B": Nitrogen filled so rlcs tungsten lamps complete. Alt proposals shall bo mado upon blank proposal forms furnished by said Sanitary District nnd shall be mado In accordance with all of tho terms and conditions set forth lu "Require ments for Bidding nnd Instructions to Bidders," attached thereto. Specifications and proposal form may bo obtained upon application nt the offlco of snld Sanitary District. Tho said Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any or all bids. THE 8ANITARY DISTRICT OF CHICAao, By THOMAS A. SMYTH, President of Its Board of Trustees. Attest: JOHN McGILLEN, Clerk. Chicago, May 2, 1914. THE SANITARY DISTRICT OF CHICAGO. FURNISHING AND INSTALLING A STEAM-DRIVEN TURBINE AND GENERATOR UNIT, WITH CON. DEN8ER AND ACCESSORIES. TO CONTRACTORS Scaled proposals for furnishing and delivering a Btcam-drlvcn turblno nnd generator unit, with condenser nnd accessories, will bo received by tho Clerk of Tho Sanitary District of Chi cago at tho olllco of said Sanitary DIs trict, Room 700, 910 South Michigan avenue, Chicago, Illinois, until 12 noon standard time, on May 14, 1914, and said proposals will bo publicly opened by the Board of Trustees of snld San itary District at a meeting to bo held on that day or nt tho first meeting thereafter. Tho steam-driven turbino nnd gen erator unit, with condenser, and ac cessories for which tenders nro in vited, consist of tho following: DIVISION "A" Altornntlvo 1 FOR A STEAM-DRIVEN TURBINE AND GENERATOR UNIT, WITH CON DENSER, AND MOTOR-DRIVEN ACCESSORIES, TO BE IN STALLED IN THE 39TH STREET PUMPING STATION. DIVISION "B," Alternative 2 FOR A STEAM-DRIVEN TURBINE AND GENERATOR UNIT, WITH CON DENSER, AND STEAM-DRIVEN ACCESSORIES, TO BE IN STALLED IN THE 39TH STREET PUMPING STATION. All proposals must bo mndo upon blank forms of proposals furnished by said Sanitary District and shall be mado In accordance with and con form to all tho torms and conditions sot forth In tho "Requirements for Bidding and Instructions to Bidders" attached thereto. Specifications and form of proposal may be obtained upon application at tho ofllce of said Sanitary District Tho said Board of Trustees reserves tho right to reject any or all bids. THE 8ANITARY DISTRICT OF CHI CAGO, By THOMAS A. SMYTH, President of Its Board of Trustees. Attest: JOHN McGILLEN, Clerk. Chicago, May 4, 1914. COAL. Sealed proposals for furnishing ap proximately 1,200 tonB of coal screen ings por month, delivered on board cars on Bldo track at tho Thirty-ninth street pumping station of Tho Sanitary District of Chicago, in Chicago, and also for furnishing approximately 400 tons por month of coal screenings, de livered lu bins at tho Lawrenco ave niio pumping station of Tho Sanitary District of Chicago, In Chicago, will bo received by the Clerk of tho snld Sanitary District until 12 m., stand ard time, Thursday, May 14, 1914, at tho ofllce of said District, Room 700, Karpen Building, 910 South Michigan avenue, Chicago. All proposals must bo made upon blank forms of proposal furnished by said Sanitary District and shall bo made lu accordanco with and to con form to all of tho torms and condi tions of the "Requirements for Bid ding und Instructions to Blddoru," nnd tho contract and specifications which nro attached thereto. Tho requisite forniB of proposal may bo obtalnbd nt tho olllco of said Sanitary District. Each proposal must bo accompanied by u cortllled check on a responsible Chicago bank, or cash, to tho amount or Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) with each proposal for furnishing conl to the Thirty-ninth street pumping sta tion und to tho amount of Two Hun dred Dollars ($200.00) with each pro posal for furnishing coal to the Law renco avenue pumping station. Tho Board of Trustees of The San itary District of Chicago reserves the right to reject any or all bids. By THOMAS A. SMYTH, Attest: President. JOHN McGILLEN, Clerk, J May 1, 1914.